Victoria Baskerville TSTA


TA East Founder 

BA (Hons), PGCE, DIP Transactional Analysis, MSc Transactional Analysis, Certified Transactional Analyst, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. 

Victoria has been in psychotherapy practise for over 20 years, working long term relationally with a diversity of clients representing the London community. She has many years experience as a clinical supervisor and consultant in private practise, the NHS and in voluntary and education settings. 

As well as a passion for psychotherapy, Victoria has a a love of teaching, her first career. Beginning in Newham Education Authority, as a teacher,  English as a Second Language Support Worker and Senior Manager.  She has a breadth of experience training and lecturing in higher education and university settings and private TA psychotherapy institutes.

Central to her being, is embodment of the lived reality of Intersectionality and how systemic privilege and oppression is enacted in the counselling and Psychotherapy profession. 
Victoria is interested in the impact of social, political, cultural and historical contexts in the psychotherapy room and how power dynamics manifest in the transferential and real relationship. 

She is a passionate campaigner for education and human rights.

Her current research interest is 'Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Counselling and Psychotherapy training, the trainees experience.' 


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Beverley Ellis PTSTA

MSc Psychotherapy, PTSTA, CTA, Diploma in Supervision. UKCP registered. CQSW. Accredited adoption counsellor.

Beverley Ellis has been practising psychotherapy since the early 1990s. She is interested in helping people find their true self, seeing how the true self has been oppressed and how we perpetuate this by internalised oppression so that our mental and physical health is thwarted. Our needs can be oppressed in so many ways e.g. parenting practices, family dynamics, culture, sexism, racism, heterosexism, religion and the economic systems. Beverley is an ordained Buddhist and has a daily meditation practice. She prefers to be called by her Buddhist name Jayakara (Ji ark ka ra). She has been meditating for over 30 years and integrates aspects of mindfulness and compassion into her practice as a therapist. Jayakara is also part of the leadership group of the Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN). BAATN is a network of therapists, students and trainees of African, Asian, Caribbean and dual heritage descent who support each other to make therapy appropriate and more accessible to their communities. As well as this, BAATN seeks to support more people from these communities to train as therapists. BAATN offers training to all communities and invites allies to be members. Jayakara has a private psychotherapy practice, seeing individuals, couples and supervisees in East London. She trained at Metanoia as a Transactional Analyst psychotherapist. Jayakara has worked in the voluntary sector offering therapy to the unemployed and those with mental health issues. She was previously a probation officer, a forensic social worker and an Approved Mental Health Professional. 

Dianne Shebioba PTSTA

Dianne has been practising as a psychotherapist for the last 12 years and runs a small private practice in Kent, where she offers short and long term therapy to individuals, young people and couples. Before re-training to be a psychotherapist, Dianne worked as a regional manager over-seeing the work with disadvantaged HIV sufferers and their families in south Africa where she lived for 7years. She also works as a consultant psychotherapist for an independent fostering organisation in Kent and has experience teaching at the Metanoia Institute. She also delivers training to foster parents and social workers across the UK. Dianne has a particular interest in working with trauma and is one of the primary tutors on the Certificate in Therapeutic Fostering Course, run by By The Bridge fostering organisation.

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Mica Douglas TSTA

D.Psych., MASW, CQSW, MSc in TA Psychotherapy, CTA(P), TSTA(P)

Mica is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and supervisor and has a particular interest in trauma, attachment, unconscious processes and developing potential in others. She has spoken at a number of national and international conferences about the impact of attachment difficulties and trauma on children in care. She is interested in therapeutic activity that sits on the edge of mainstream life and is currently developing with TA East a supervision course with a focus on intersectionality and social responsibility. After training to be a social worker and then a therapist and supervisor. Mica worked for the NSPCC. She is currently a psychotherapist with an independent fostering organisation. She also qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in addition to her training as a Relational TA therapist working with Adults. Mica has a strong interest in research and has completed a Doctorate in Psychotherapy with Metanoia and Middlesex University.
Conferences: UKATA National Conference, Brighton, 2017 - Workshop on Relational Principles with the IARTA Steering Group International Transactional Analysis Association World Conference, Berlin, 2017 – Workshop on Working Relationally with identity, difference and boundaries with the IARTA Steering Group.

She is a member of the following professional bodies: • Social Work England, Registered Social Worker • UKCP, Registered psychotherapist for adults and children and registered supervisor • International Association for Relational TA, member of Steering Committee.

Luq Adejumo UKCP

Luq is a Person-Centred Psychotherapist working as a faculty therapist at The School of Life as well as seeing clients in his private practice. Luq had a professional background in advertising for 25 years prior to training as a psychotherapist. This blend of professional experiences enables him to work with clients who are looking to overcome any challenges, especially around race, sexuality, gender, culture and creating a work/life balance.

Luq trained at The Metanoia Institute and he holds a Masters (MSc) in Person Centred Psychotherapyand a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent’s University. He is accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Pink therapy (GSRDT).

Jazz Rehal CTA

MSc in TA psychotherapy UKCP, EATA registered Psychotherapist. Jazz is an individual and couple counsellor with a small private practise in Berkshire which she runs part time alongside her first career as a Senior Communications consultant in healthcare. She has experience as a support teacher at Metanoia, has worked at Talking Therapies and a Youth Counselling Service as well as co-facilitating a male survivors group. Jazz sees the power of Transactional Analysis and the healing nature of Group work as a significant opportunity to better understand power processes, politics and difference in relation to the self, other and between. She is particularly interested in Cultural Scripting and Trans Generational scripting and how it can barrack change. Jazz has seen a significant rise in the number of Asian individuals and couples in her private practise, many of whom are second generation and struggle with the duality of being British and Asian and the challenge of belonging to two cultures and often the painful alienation of the in-between. Jazz’s particular interest lies in anxiety and how the commonality of the word contributes to a discounting of the lived experience. Jazz sees anxiety as a form of acute isolation associated with a lack of attachment and attunement and is very interested in conducting future research in this area.

Nibarna Kannathasan Msc

Nibarna Kannathasan is an integrative psychotherapist who draws from person-centred and transcultural approaches as well as narrative and attachment theory principles. She currently works as a Senior Psychotherapist in the NHS and holds a small private practice. Her experience lies within trauma, specifically child sexual abuse, sexual violence and intergenerational trauma resulting from migration. As a Sri Lankan Tamil woman, Nibarna is conscious and curious about the nuanced and different understanding of wellbeing within intergenerational family members and across cultures, she is currently researching this phenomena using the Tree of Life as a doctoral student within Tamil communities.

Chiara Apicella CTA

I am a UKCP accredited Certified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist. I hold a B.Sc in Psychological Sciences and an M.Sc in Clinical Psychology. The shaping of both my personal and professional identities began in Italy where I completed my M.Sc and started the journey in Classical TA. I then moved to the UK and decided to continue my TA training under a relational lens. I now identify as a relational psychotherapist with a particular interest in the impact of culture on the shaping of everyone's identity. Having the experience of a “shared identity”, living between different cultures and being bi-lingual, I work with clients coming from different cultures who sometimes struggle to feel mirrored by their environment and I aim to support them to move from “the confusion of tongues” to the “gift of tongues” (Jimenez, 2004). I have worked in a variety of settings both in Italy and in the UK, including Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centres, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit, and Bereavement Counselling, and I currently work for the NHS as Employment Advisor within the Psychology department alongside my private psychotherapy practice in London. My particular interest in employment and mental health is deeply linked to both my personal and professional experience. I believe our professional choices are strongly linked to our sense of identity, power, privilege, class, diversity, oppression, inclusion and exclusion therefore acknowledging those can also promote psychological wellbeing.


Professional Memberships: UKCP, UKATA, EATA, BPS.

Jonathan Lake STA

Jonathan also teaches at other institutes and corporations, the latter focusing on workplace stress, trauma and disaster recovery.   Jonathan works as facebook’s onsite psychotherapist and supervises at Freedom From Torture. Jonathan has worked as an onsite critical incident responder for fifteen years, working on national and international terrorist attacks, as well as traumatic events in London.  In his private practice in East and North-West London, he is particularly interested in couples work, bereavement and developmental trauma

Asia Chrzastowska CTA


I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor and Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist. My journey began in Poland where I was raised and where I completed my formal education. Over a decade ago, lead by the desire to experience life in a new culture and challenge myself in an unfamiliar context, I relocated to the UK. Although, officially I am Joanna, to most people I am known by my polish nickname - Asia. My heart lies in facilitating personal growth in self and others. I help individuals and groups in reaching and manifesting their innate potential, through counselling and psychotherapy, as well as training and coaching. I work with anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery, gain greater connection with self and others, and improve and enrich their relationships. I believe we are all deeply interdependent people, and I am committed to promoting the importance of relationships and sense of inclusivity and connection.

Professional Memberships: BACP, UKATA, UKCP, EATA.

Adena Franses PTSTA

BA RMN CTA (P) EAP & EATA Registered

Adena is a Certified Transactional Analysis psychotherapist, a clinical supervisor and qualified mental health nurse with over 27 years clinical experience in private practice, within the public health sector (NHS) and primary care service, where she specialised in working with clients with issues of self harm, eating disorders and the effects of childhood sexual abuse. In 2001, she moved from the UK to Granada Spain, where she built up a psychotherapy and supervision practice working with individuals, couples and groups. Adena is particularly interested in Social Dreaming and working with the collective unconscious in groups. Above all, Adena believes that lasting and profound change, in any area of our lives, can be achieved in relationship, through mutuality, respect, and the acknowledgment of the intersubjective experience. This is at the heart of all her work.

Leah Davidson BACP

Visiting Tutor

Leah is a Person-Centred Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a Clinical Associate at Pink Therapy and a Senior Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist. She was co-tutor on the Pink Therapy Post -Graduate Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy, and Course Director and co-tutor for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy with Gender, Sexuality and Lifestyle Diverse clients. In her psychotherapy practice she has worked with gender and sexual diverse clients, individually and in relationships, for 30 years. She believes that there are different forms to relationships, and her client base reflects this. She established and co-ordinates an international, multi-language counselling project supporting volunteers working with refugees. Leah loves all things queer: envisioning a world without boxes or boundaries.

Karen Minikin TSTA

Visiting Tutor

BA (Hons) Counselling, MSc Psychotherapy, Dip. Supervision, (Psychodynamic), UKCP reg. Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst Karen Minikin (she/her) has a clinical and supervision practice in Wellington, West Somerset. She teaches TA psychotherapy at the Iron Mill, as well as visiting other TA teaching venues. She has served for council and a range of committees with her national organisation and is current a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal, as well as associate editor for Psychotherapy and Politics International. She specialises in radical and relational approaches in psychotherapy and supervision.

Farah Cottier PTSTA

Visiting Tutor

Farah is a highly experienced UKCP and BACP Senior Accredited Relational Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor (PTSTA). She has over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist. Originally trained at Metanoia Institute in Transactional Analysis, her current way of working combines a Relational TA approach with contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories. She holds the belief that healing occurs within the relationship. She is a Primary Tutor and Trainer teaching on Diploma, MSc TA and MA Integrative courses across 2 UK training organisations most notably Metanoia Institute and The Minster Centre. Farah has an avid interest in intersectionality which addresses multiple areas of diversity whilst considering areas of power, privilege, marginalisation and oppression. As a Relational Supervisor and a supervisor of colour, Farah holds the belief that providing supervision through an Intersectional lens is essential as this enables supervisees to explore consider their own position of intersectionality and that of their clients. Farah is of dual heritage, grew up in multicultural London and is the child of immigrants parents. Farah has recently worked as a supervisor with the BBC delivering a highly successful Diversity and Race programme.  

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